Date: 13th July 2014 at 9:12pm
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Manager Micky Mellon took charge of Shrewsbury this summer, and he opened his first game in charge with a two nil win over Chesterfield.

A goal in each half from both James Collins and Craig Curran gave us the perfect start to our game preparations for the coming season and the gaffer would’ve taken plenty of positives out of the 90 minute showing, especially given the number of additions he has made so far this summer.

It’s probably too early in reality to read much into the game, but with Chesterfield taking the title in League Two last season, this could prove to be a good bench mark for us if we can show consistency now moving forward for the season properly, in terms of where we stand to our upcoming opposition.

For a full match report please click here.

One pleasing thing is that although Chesterfield has their own opportunities, we equally could’ve won by a greater margin.

Youth team inclusions were Ben Burton and Josh Ginnelly. Trialists on show were Craig Curran, Jordan Clark, Akwasi Asante, Andy Robinson.

Shrewsbury:

Jayson Leutwiler, Jermaine Grandison, Mickey Demetriou, James Wesolowski, Mark Ellis, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, James Caton, Connor Goldson, James Collins, Scott Vernon, Ashley Vincent.

Subs:

Craig Curran (45), Mark Halstead (45), Liam Lawrence (45), Jean-Loius Akpa Akpro (45), Jordan Clark (62), Akwasi Asante (45), Andy Robinson (45), Dom Smith (70), Ben Burton (70), Josh Ginelly, Cameron Gayle (45).

Goals – Collins (36), Curran (55).

Chesterfield:

Williams, Humprheys (Jones 56), Evatt (Morgan 64), Cooper (Raglan 70), Darikwa (Michael 83), Morsy (Featherstone 70), Ryan (Cotton 83), Roberts (Roco 66), Gardner, (Hird 56) O`Shea (Xavi 78), Doyle (Gnanduillet 58).

Referee: James Adcock.
Assistants: Eddie Smart & Nick Gibbons.

Att: 1305.